Agra – A Mughal Memory
The Taj Mahal’s presence has placed the city of Agra firmly in the minds of travellers the world over. The city served as the Mughal Empire’s seat of rule for over a century. What remains of it today is the splendour and grandeur of the many works of art and architecture created during that time. In addition to the famed Taj and Agra Fort, there are many more historical monuments to see in Agra. These structures are unique owing to the different architectural and cultural influences intertwined within them. Agra is home to Hindus, Sikhs and Muslims who still follow the old ways of doing things, and live lives of an era gone by. Festivals and fairs, bazaars and a peek into the colours of North India await the our travellers on our Agra day trips.
Agra is a booming tourist town. Its geographic location makes it a great stop for making day trips to nearby spots like the Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary and the Mughal city of Fatehpur Sikri. Gwalior and Jhansi, medieval cities of India, can be visited as a day trip by train. The Chambal river valley is a must-do for birders and nature lovers – a trip that can also be accomplished in one night.
Our Agra Day Trip cover most of Agra’s architectural wonders & its ever-present Mughal influence. We also offer day trips in and around Agra that allow for a more deeper understanding of the rich history of these lands.
Agra Day Trips
Discover two of Agra's biggest landmarks through its stories, architecture & folklore. The Taj Mahal & Agra Fort are architectural wonders in itself, but what makes them even more special is the incredible stories that live within its walls.
A bazaar walk in old Agra is a great chance to mingle with locals. Take in all the colours and smells and witness the old ways of life. The bazaar area around Jama Masjid is a traditional market which will appeal to all of your senses and leave you enchanted.
Agra has beautiful tombs with their own stories, from before the Taj Mahal was conceptualized and built. This tour will take you to two of them - the imposing red tomb of Akbar the Great that he commissioned for himself before his death, and the elegant white tomb of Itmad-ud-daulah.
Another of India’s 32 UNESCO World Heritage sites, Fatehpur Sikri is about an hour’s drive from Agra. The city comprised of palaces, public buildings and mosques and had living area for the Mughal court, its army, tradesmen, merchants and the general populace. Built of red sandstone, the monuments are a mix of Hindu, Persian and Indo-Islamic style and tradition.
This is an early morning trip to the Keoladeo Ghana Bird Sanctuary in Bharatpur. This sanctuary has been designated under the Ramsar Convention as a Wetland of International Importance. Bharatpur is another UNESCO World Heritage site, only an hour's distance from Agra.
Getting to experience a home cooked meal is not part of the usual tourist to do list. This tour offers you a unique opportunity to visit the home of an Agra local to learn about the local food and food culture, watch the meal being prepared (and even participate in the cooking if you’d like to)